This is a video from Mister Sparky TV with 7 tips that you should know before attempting to do anything involving electricity like installing a new outlet or installing new lighting fixtures. Please make sure to always follow these tips to avoid any potential injury or harm to yourself. If you’re unsure about anything your best option is to call a professional residential electrician like Mister Sparky. They have locations all across the country and serve San Ramon, California as well as the surrounding cities.
Make sure you know how much electricity you can pull before you go over your limits. You can do this by doing a load calculation. To do this simply add up how electricity each of your devices are to see if you’re over the limit.
Make sure you have everything planned out. We suggest that you make a full drawing and also mark locations on walls with a pencil.
Make sure you have all the correct paperwork. Make sure that you have the correct manuals and make sure to read your manuals carefully.
Make sure that you have the right tools. Always use tools with insulated rubber handles and also make sure to wear shoes with rubber soles when doing anything electrical. You will also need safety glasses and leather gloves.
Clean up! You should always clean us as you go. Small wires can get in your skin and obstructed work areas can lead to accidents.
Turn off the power!
Know your limitations. Don’t do anything that you put you in danger. If you don’t know what you’re doing or aren’t confident that you know how to be safe please use your best judgement and call an electrician.
Call Mister Sparky today and mention CityScoop when you call!